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Hemerocallis 'Svengali'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 6.5", pale salmon-pink tepals with a large maroon-purple eye, sunny yellow watermark, and bright green throat

  • Petals have lighter pink midribs and tightly compressed pie crust edging

  • Smooth, pointed sepals are slightly recurved, revealing the triangular flower form

  • Semi-evergreen foliage

  • Blooms in midsummer

  • Extended bloom--flowers last at least 16 hrs. each

  • Tetraploid

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Breeder: Moldovan

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  30 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Peach shades
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name: Russian Sage
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Heuchera 'Sparkling Burgundy' PP17208
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Common Name: Wand Flower
5,6,7,8,9
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Liatris spicata 'Floristan White'
Common Name: Gayfeather
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Gypsophila paniculata 'Bristol Fairy'
Common Name: Baby's Breath
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.